Social Icons

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Leatherback Sea Turtles Wall Mural in Wildwood

Leatherback Sea Turtles Wall Mural in Wildwood
I'm a big fan of David Dunleavy's artwork and I love driving around and photographing his wall murals when I can find them. On a recent trip down to Wildwood this past summer, I was able to find his "Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles" wall mural in Wildwood New Jersey.

He has a gallery list on his website of the different murals he's painted but it doesn't give specifics on where they're located, other than the city. Often times I spend HOURS running around just trying to find one.
Leatherback Sea Turtles Wall Mural in Wildwood

This particular wall mural that he painted is on the side of a building on the famous Wildwood Boardwalk. Right now, The Original Fudge Kitchen is housed in that building and the mural on painted on the side. It measures 20 feet high by 80 feet long.

The mural was dedicated in July of 2007 and has become quite faded over the years from the bright sun and the saltwater. Even though it's fade in color, I think it's still quite beautiful to see. It was painted as a reminder that the Leatherback Sea Turtles are endangered. As a turtle lover, that saddens me and I hope we can build up their numbers and keep them safe.
Leatherback Sea Turtles Wall Mural in Wildwood

I think this is the 7th or 8th David Dunleavy wall mural that I've been able to personally see and photograph. You can find some of my previous posts on his wall murals right here on our travel blog. The ones that I've seen have been in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

If you would like to check out David Dunleavy's artwork and look through his wall mural gallery, I suggest you visit his website. You can find some of the other wall mural photos that I have taken by visiting my Murals & Street Art Pinterest board.

Note: You can click on each photo in this travel feature which will open it up in a new window and in an enlarged size, so that you can see all of the smaller details up close.

No comments: